WHAT WE BELIEVE
1. We believe that love one for another as Jesus loves the believer manifests our
discipleship, proves our love for God and symbolizes our authority as New Testament
churches. Love is therefore the great commandment of the LORD Jesus Christ upon
which all others are dependent (Matt. 22:35-40; John 13:34, 35; John 15:12; 1 John
4:7-21; 1 John 5:1-3; Rev. 2:4, 5).
2. We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible
is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice (Psalm 119:160; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17).
3. We believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine
perfection (Matt. 28:19).
4. We believe in the Genesis account of Creation (Gen. 1; 2).
5. We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of God and man, the unholy
god of this world, and that his destiny is the eternal lake of fire (Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek.
28:11-19; Matt. 25:41; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 6:10-17; Rev. 20:10).
6. We believe in the virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:18-20; 2
Cor. 5:21; 1 Peter 2:22).
7. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 10:30; John 1:1, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19).
8. We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for Jesus Christ in His
churches (Luke 24:49; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:4, 5, 8; Acts 2:1-4).
9. We believe that miraculous spiritual manifestation gifts were done away when the
Bible was completed. Faith, Hope and Love are the vital abiding Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor.
10. We believe that Man was created in the image of God and lived in innocency until
he fell by voluntary transgression from his sinless state, the result being that all
mankind are sinners (Gen. 1:26; Gen. 3:6-24; Rom. 5:12, 19).
11. We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was substitutionary for all
mankind and is efficacious only to those who believe (Isa. 53:6; Heb. 2:9; 1 Peter 2:24;
1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2).
12. We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ and the bodily
resurrection of His saints (Matt. 28:1-7; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor. 15:42-58; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).
13. We believe in the premillennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning
event of the Gentile age. This event will include the resurrection of the righteous to
eternal heaven, and the Millennium will be followed by the resurrection of the
unrighteous unto eternal punishment in the lake of fire and that the righteous shall
enter into the heaven age (John 14:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 2 Thess. 2:8; Rev. 19; Rev.
20:4-6; Rev. 20:11-15; Rev. 21:8).
14. We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by grace through faith in
Jesus Christ, and the requisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith
in the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 13:3-5; John 3:16-18; Acts 20:21; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8,
9), and that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, and indwells
every believer (John 3:6; John 16:8, 9; Rom. 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Eph. 4:30; Titus
15. We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him
and shall not perish. (John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:35-39; Heb. 10:39;
1 Peter 1:5).
16. We believe that God deals with believers as His children, that He chastises the
disobedient, and that He rewards the obedient (Matt. 16:27; Matt. 25:14-23; John
1:12; Heb. 12:5-11; 2 John 8; Rev. 22:12).
17. We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during His ministry on earth
and that it is always a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in
covenant relationship to carry out the Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, and each
church is an independent, self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may
exercise authority over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Great Commission to
the New Testament churches only, and that He promised the perpetuity of His
churches (Matt. 4:18-22; Matt. 16:18; Matt. 28:19, 20; Mark 1:14-20; John 1:35-51;
18. We believe that there are two pictorial ordinances in the Lord's churches: Baptism
and the Lord's Supper. Scriptural baptism is the immersion of penitent believers in
water, administered by the authority of a New Testament church in the name of the
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to
the members of the church observing the ordinance (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 8:12, 38;
Rom. 6:4; 1 Cor. 5:11-13; 1 Cor. 11:1, 2, 17-20, 26).
19. We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and
deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in Titus and 1 Timothy.
20. We believe that all associations, fellowships, and committees are, and properly
should be, servants of, and under control of the churches (Matt. 20:25-28).
21. We believe in freedom of worship without interference from the government and
affirm our belief in civil obedience, unless the laws and regulations of civil
government run contrary to the Holy Scriptures (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-15).
22. We believe the Bible definition of marriage is the union between a man and a
woman (Gen. 2:21-24; Matt. 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9; 1 Cor. 7:2-4; Eph. 5:22-31).
23. We believe God designates each individual their gender. God ordained two
genders, male and female. Mankind does not possess the authority to identify
themselves differently than their biological sex assigned by God, and any attempt to
alter one’s gender is sin (Genesis 1:27; 5:2; Matthew 19:4 and Mark 10:6; Job 40:8;